June 04, 2006

Calixtlahuaca Archaeological Site + Toluca (Mexico), 04.06.06

GPS Track Video

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GPS Track: GPX (MapSource, et al.) or KMZ (Google Earth)

GPS Cycling Data:

Distance: 86.81 Km, Ascent: 1190 m, Time: 4:13 hr, Avg Speed: 20.5 Km/hr, Max Speed: 68.1 Km/hr

Travel Report:

This ride had a rather difficult start. One of our friends had to wait for his guest in order to arrive at the rendezvous point. And after that, this guy and a flat tire that he needed to replace
, having to get back home. So, only two of us continued with the trip, ascending by Reforma and reaching the Tres Cruces summit, just to descend to la Marquesa where we could eat something, waiting there for the rest of the group.

One hour later the rest arrived ! After they ate something we continued our descent to Lerma and Toluca. At our arrival to Toluca, we took the way to the archaeological site of Calixtlahuaca, located 12 Km after at the northeast of Toluca.

This archaeological site of Calixtlahuaca houses an impressive collection of pyramids. You can have a look at them in the following photoset.

After the visit to the site we headed back to Toluca, and as the weather was horrible (heavy raining all the day) and also owed to the fact that we had already lost a lot of time waiting to half the group, we decided that the return to Mexico City had to be made using a bus, and not cycling ... Well, well, so we took our bus and arrived safely at home :-)

Thank you for reading. Till the next journey.

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